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cuomoGovernor Cuomo's office was busy herding local elected personel, their employees, Islander fans and numerious other organizations and non-Elmont residents to “come stand with him” as he gave away some of the most prized real estate in the state to his wealthy donor. The 'con'trivance was convened at 10:15AM today at Belmont Park in Elmont, a time of day guaranteed to suppress attendance by hard working local residents.

Interestingly, as we learn more about the Who-is-Who that attended the 'con'trivance it's clear from their social media postings that many were there 'for selfies', selfies with the Governor of the State of New York.  When did we make these elected personnel celebrities? SMH!

One resident echoed the aforementioned it this way, “He [Cuomo] knows we are a hard working middle class community and he picked a time of day that guaranteed no one would be home to show their opposition”.

Rather than disrupt their work schedules, residents must now turn to the courts and the ballot for redress. #elmontvotes

It's obvious that the Empire State Development Corp. (ESD) has circumvented the community by wilfully not complying with the Urban Development Corporation Act [(UDCA)].  Belmont Park is owned by the People of the State of New York and Empire State Development Corp has a fiduciary responsibility to follow the UDCA.

“It is our intention to pursue any and all legal options at our disposal to ensure that both the spirit and letter of UDCA is followed." says residents who heard about the land giveaway by the Governor.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 20 December 2017 12:01 )

Cuomo to Elmont "Puck off"


The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224

Dear Sir:

We’ve read news reports that New York State will be choosing a real estate project to be developed at Belmont Park.

We are aware that 'a stadium' or 'a stadium' is the 'choice' being considered for this site. We express again that our community is not in favor of the construction of a stadium at Belmont Park, and more importantly, we note that both the Belmont Park RFP and the process for selection of a developer is flawed.

We are not anti-development, and in fact wish the RFP was more comprehensive. We are particularly disappointed that the RFP specifically excluded housing, an option that our young professionals desperately need in Elmont and throughout Long Island. In addition, the need for housing in our community was prominently discussed in Elmont's Vision Plan. We see no better location in Elmont for the development of smart growth to keep our young people rooted here and adjacent to a LIRR station.

Regrettably, the stadium supporters generally do not live in Elmont and will not experience the adverse effects of this or that stadium on their quality of life or their local small businesses.

Please consider that the Belmont Park RFP should be re-evaluated to best reflect Elmont's needs. An ice rink or soccer pitch will make a lot of money for someone, but it will also destroy our community. The choice doesn’t seem hard to make. We ask you to listen to the residents and reject the stadiums in favor of a plan that is supported by the people who live here.

Send this lettter to the governor ... CLICK HERE

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 December 2017 02:31 )

Elmont's taxpayers being setup to bailout Ledecky's $100 million loss


With Trump in Washington set to hurt public education funding by removing or capping Elmont's homeowners mortage interest deduction, and Cuomo in Albany ready to pay off his donors, Fred Wilpon and partner Jon Ledecky (who has lost almost $100M since purchasing the Islanders) by gifting the two billionaires Belmont Park for use as a skating rink.  It's time Elmont and the surrounding communities understand and resist the peril posed by these two New York politicians.

Residents of the Parkhurst Civic Association met on Tuesday, November 28 at the Elmont Public Library to discuss the state of Belmont Park. Senator Todd Kaminsky was present and spoke about what's to come.

“There are three proposals and one will be chosen” said Kaminsky. “... after the winning proposal is selected by the Empire State Development Corp. [New York State’s main business development agency], community input will determine the final shape of the project”.  His tone was troubling and may have been intended to soften the community's resolve against what has since materialized.

Elmont resident, Aubrey Phillips questioned the idea of another listening session.

“Listening session, what for? … There are [were] three bidders and two are arenas.” said Phillips.

He continued “... the community has emphatically rejected the now bankrupt Cosmos soccer stadium proposal and noted that proposals with stadiums as it's core value is in direct contradiction to the majority wishes of Elmont's high-taxed residents.”

Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 December 2017 13:20 )

Petition to Fix Elmont Road Park



Town of Hempstead Supervisor, Anthony J. Santino
2nd District Council Member, Edward A. Ambrosino
3rd District Council Member, Bruce A. Blakeman
Congressman, Gregory W. Meeks

We, the concerned residents of Elmont, are demanding that the town of Hempstead fully renovate Elmont Road Park.

Elmont Road Park continues to crumble and deteriorate.

During the week of October 2nd, 2017, the cracks on the basketball court of Elmont Road Park were painted over and poorly patched. The following week of October 9th, 2017, on the eve of a press conference calling attention to the park's state of disrepair, authorities made additional 'quick fixes'. They painted the basketball court lines in, put up new nets on old rims that hang off of rotted backboards, removed a few protruding poles, and also painted over old broken wooden benches. These changes have made it even more obvious that a 'quick fix' won't do! We demand that Elmont Road Park have an actionable renovation plan mapped out with deliverable timelines.

We need the Town of Hempstead and our elected officials to know that this "quick fix" IS NOT ENOUGH. Elmont Road Park needs to be fully renovated; we need brand new courts, with new fencing with padding or a total removal of the fence. We need new backboards, new benches, new water fountains, and new restrooms. We also need a park layout evaluation.

Our Kids Deserve Better. Elmont residents should not have to travel to neighboring towns to enjoy a nice, safe, updated park. We want our OWN safe, beautiful park for OUR kids in Elmont. We are paying attention and we NEED ELMONT ROAD PARK FIXED!


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Last Updated ( Monday, 16 October 2017 23:49 )

Oh, The Clanging of Pots and Pans


In Shakespeare's 1597 'Romeo and Juliet', “love is a violent, ecstatic, overpowering force that supersedes all other values, loyalties, and emotions.”1

Well before Shakespeare, Plato2 had refined what the ancient Greeks identified as six types of love. Eros ‘love’, was uncomfortable even feared by the Greeks, because they understood that kind of love was dangerous and could get them into the most trouble. Evidently, the Greeks were right.

In Republican led Nassau County, public corruption is endemic. It's the stuff of folklore. “Public corruption involves a breach of public trust and/or abuse of position by federal, state, or local officials and their private sector accomplices.”3 Fact is, it is hard to remember an extended period without the revelation of a new “shake your head” example of corruption.

Nassau County politicians and their political actors can't resist the clanging of pots and pans over that which the Greeks feared, Eros. It's as if the political class believe the noise about interpersonal transgressions, shield them from the more egregious matter of public corruption. Moreover, the clanging of pots and pans often leads to knee jerk press conferences and social media bullying aimed at “publicly distancing” the politician from their own reflections.

Now, I can think of NO Nassau County public official who can (or should claim to) have the courage of “The Man” many of them admire and in whose name they distribute citations like manna from heaven.  “The Man” who after years of struggle was assassinated, not because he 'had a weakness for women' but because he held a mirror to America and America did not like its own reflection.

Today's clanging of pots and pans is the new assassin's bullet. It's used to dissuade and malign those who consider public office a part of their contribution (not their meal ticket) to our floundering democracy. But is it not time that Nassau County politicians focus on ending public corruption? Is it not time that public officials reach for the podium and speak out against Gerrymandering, the real threat to democracy?

Truth is, there are no winners in the private and often ugly spectacle of love gone bad. Children are hurt; families are torn apart; livelihoods are jeopardized - but hope survives. Hope for healing and hope for lessons learned. Hope that after the anger and passion subside the children are placed first again; the families returns to their new and modified equilibrium and decency returns. The same sentiment can’t be said for ubiquitous chicanery.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 27 June 2017 13:01 )
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Today, we are talking to people about sustainable economic development, because we think it's important to show support for key issues that affect our community - like places in the Elmont for young professionals to live, shop and be entertained; like keeping families closer together and rebuilding the economic and social pillars of the community.


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